Derby Approves Sales Tax Increase, Colwich Votes Down Pool In Special Elections

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email
The special elections were held Tuesday.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The cities of Derby and Colwich held special elections Tuesday night.

Derby residents voted in favor of a sales tax to help pay for improvements and maintain the library. The special sales tax would go into effect on January 1 of 2015 after the expiration of the sales tax that helped fund the new library.

Thirty percent of the new tax will be used to add firefighters to the Derby Fire Department. Twenty percent will be used for maintenance and operation of the public library.

The remaining 50% will be used for the city park system. The measure passed by 67%.

In Colwich, residents their voted against a new pool. Voters chose not to approve the creation of general issue bond to help pay for the project.

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